There was no new episode of Gundam 00 this week, but there was a Gundam 00 special that featured celebrities Tsuchida Teruyuki, Chihara Seiji, Handa Kento, Kyan Chiaki, and Noto Arisa. The special started with a brief recap of what’s happened in the story so far followed by the five talking about the characters they liked (the consensus seemed to be Lockon for the first season and Tieria for the second). They also went over the scenes they liked, including the one where Sergei and Marie part ways and the death of Lockon from first season (replaying part of that scene appeared to get Noto Arisa teary-eyed). The next segment was some discussion on the background music, plus a brief message from the group Stereopony that is doing the second OP Namida no Mukou. Finally – and this is probably the most important thing out of this entire special – there was some supposedly top-secret information from director Mizushima Seiji hinting that the orbital elevator will collapse. Cue the shocked face.
Overall, this was probably not the best use of a half-hour, but it was fun seeing some fans of the show talk about it, and I liked it better than the Geass R2 one. There was also no new preview for next week shown at the end of the special, just the same preview from last week again.